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Systems Engineer

at Amplify Education, Inc. in Brooklyn, NY   —   Jul 11, 2014   |  
Amplify is re-imagining the way teachers teach and students learn. We enable teachers to manage whole classrooms and, at the same time, empower them to offer more personalized instruction, so that students become more active, engaged learners.

Amplify is comprised of three divisions. The Amplify Insight and Amplify Learning divisions grew out of the work of Wireless Generation and, as a complement, the Amplify Access division was created shortly thereafter.
The IT Operations Systems Engineer will help lead the effort to build out our platform. Typical projects include working with architects to design and provision services, hardware and software configurations for high capacity data storage systems, scalable multi-tier web applications. Systems Engineers are heavily involved in developing the tools and processes that monitor and maintain our systems and should become a subject matter expert.
Responsibilities of the Systems Engineer:
As part of a cross-functional team, you'll be participating in the design, implementation and maintenance of systems infrastructure heralding the effort in our new and innovative educational platforms for schools, districts, and states across the country
Work with architects, software engineers and operations personnel to design and implement large-scale systems (mainly Linux) from front end to back end
Help shape the product and/or platform roadmap, define scope, participate in estimation efforts, and prioritize initiatives
Contribute to continuous improvement of systems management processes from automated release and testing to operations monitoring, automatic provisioning, escalation, disaster recovery and security
Work with security experts and software architects to implement appropriate information security protocols.
Develop and maintain operations run-books for systems
Other specific responsibilities vary by project area and experience, but may include technical leadership of a software project team
Requirements of the Systems Engineer:
BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent, followed by 5 or more years of professional software systems engineering or administration experience
Proven technical leadership experience in a software engineering environment
Strong CS fundamentals with an emphasis on operating systems
Experience with application server deployment, configuration and operation. Linux/Java stack preferred
Scripting experience is a must (perl, python or Unix shell)
Taste for simplicity and elegance in technical design and implementation as well as an appreciation for test driven development and building software the right way
Experience with database deployment and operation: PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, SQL
Preferred Experience and Knowledge:
Certification in RedHat Linux (RHCE) or similar
ITIL certification and strong familiarity with ITIL best practices
Strong experience with SAN and Virtualization technologies
Experience with public and private cloud computing
Strong experience automating tasks
Software Development experience
This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds
Amplify Education, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V
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